Joe Kairen

Senior Director, Strategy & Volatility Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Joe Kairen is Senior Director, Strategy & Volatility Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. His field focuses on alternate beta strategies, including factor-based indices, dividends, and volatility, as well as quantitative, thematic, and asset-allocation strategies. In his role, Joe works closely with the sales, marketing, and Global Research & Design departments to bring new ideas to market.

Prior to his current role, Joe worked in a number of positions including five years at J.P. Morgan on both the Index Research (four years) and Market Risk (one year) teams. He also helped clients on a number of strategic assignments across the financial services industry while he was part of the management consulting practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Joe holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s of Science in Management of Information Systems from Rutgers College.

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S&P MARC 5% ER 2018 Performance: Diversification and Allocation Provide Stability

Despite a rocky start and end to 2018 that negatively affected the performance of all the asset classes within the S&P MARC 5% Excess Return (ER) Index,[1] the index maintained a relatively stable performance throughout the year, although it ended the year in red. When you look at the asset classes in the S&P MARC Read more […]